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The Inugami Family (1976)

Inugami-ke no ichizoku (original title)
After the death of the Father , His family are gathered to share Inheritances , but suddenly a woman with a mysterious masked man arrive there , claiming to be the other wife of the man ...

Director:

Kon Ichikawa

Writers:

Norio Osada (screenplay) (as Norio Nagata), Shin'ya Hidaka (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôji Ishizaka Kôji Ishizaka ... Kôsuke Kindaichi
Yôko Shimada ... Tamayo Nonomiya
Teruhiko Aoi Teruhiko Aoi ... Sukekiyo Inugami / Shizuma Aonuma
Mieko Takamine ... Matsuko Inugami
Mitsukô Kusabue Mitsukô Kusabue ... Umeko Inugami (as Mitsuko Kusabue)
Miki Sanjô Miki Sanjô ... Takeko Inugami
Akira Kawaguchi Akira Kawaguchi ... Sayoko Inugami
Ryôko Sakaguchi Ryôko Sakaguchi ... Haru
Takeo Chii ... Suketake Inugami
Hisashi Kawaguchi Hisashi Kawaguchi ... Suketomo Inugami
Akiji Kobayashi ... Kôkichi Inugami
Noboru Mitani Noboru Mitani ... Fujisaki - ID Officer
Minoru Terada Minoru Terada ... Saruzô
Kazunaga Tsuji Kazunaga Tsuji ... Detective Inoue
Hiroya Morita Hiroya Morita ... Family Doctor
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Storyline

After the death of the Father , His family are gathered to share Inheritances , but suddenly a woman with a mysterious masked man arrive there , claiming to be the other wife of the man ...

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 October 1976 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Clan of Dog-God Household See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The director Kon Ichikawa made five movies in the 1970's in the detective Kindaichi series. This one was the first and it was a huge financial hit at the box office. The director filmed a remake in 2006. See more »

Connections

Remade as Inugami-ke no ichizoku (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Tôkyô bugi ugi
(uncredited)
Music by Ryôichi Hattori
Lyrics by Masaru Suzuki
Performed by Shizuko Kasagi
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the scandalous family
24 December 2009 | by stoma_27See all my reviews

this movie worth every minute i spent to watch it , brilliant direction and well organise mysterious story with many twists.its really shocking when you realise that this movie produce in 1976 ,such an amazing storytelling and effects with only simple camera moves .highly recommended . the unconventional story makes this movie more entertaining ,the pace of the story is quite slow in the beginning then gradually become fast that you need to go back in some parts of the movie to catch up with the events . I'm really a big fan to the classic Japanese horror movies ,but this one is totally exceptional and give you a different taste.


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